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  • The Learning Curve: Youth Baseball Pitching Guidelines & Perspectives

    Youth baseball injuries are increasing at an alarming rate despite a growing knowledge of how injuries occur.  Several reasons for this increased injury rate have been postulated (i.e. throwing curveballs too young, inadequate and/or incorrect instruction, sport specialization, etc.), but when you dig into the data, there seems to be a simple, overwhelming reason why youth pitchers are getting injured – OVERUSE. 
     

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  • 7 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

    It's spring again, and that means it's time for local Farmers Markets to open. They have become very popular in past years, but did you know there's health benefits to frequenting a Farmers Market near you? 

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  • Managing Spring Allergies

    Dr. Anne McLaughlin, Deaconess Clinic Allergist 
    Does this spring find you sneezing, sniffling and itching?  You’re in good company right now, in large part due to the high tree pollen counts.  This year’s allergy season is a little bit late due to the cold winter; however, once it started, it hit suddenly and hard.

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  • Eating Clean, Feeling Good

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    Do you feel like food controls you? Are you looking for a solution to weight issues or to your overall health? Are you exercising but not seeing or feeling the results you want?  If so, I want to share with you about eating clean. 

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  • Ditch the Itch! New Treatments for Eczema

    By Clay Davis, MD, Dermatology Deaconess Clinic
    Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is often a chronic skin condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life.  The condition is characterized by an itchy pink, dry rash that often leads to cycles of itching and scratching that are hard to break. 

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  • Don’t Let Uterine Fibroids Limit Your Life

    Constantine Scordalakes, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Up to 25% of women have uterine fibroids but many are unaware because they often can occur without symptoms.  However, uterine fibroids can cause a myriad of symptoms including but not limited to constipation, frequent urination, heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged menstrual periods, pain or pressure in the pelvic region, backache or difficulty emptying the bladder.  

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  • Sandal Season: Getting Your Toes in Tip-Top Shape

    Brandt Dodson, DPM Deaconess Clinic Podiatrist             
    Advertisements begin every summer for the new swimsuit fashions.  But what about sandal season?  For many, warm weather creates an uncomfortable notion of displaying nails that are yellow and thickened from the ravages of nail fungus.  Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, can affect up to 18% of the population. Some estimates suggest that nearly one quarter of adults will develop nail fungus by age 40 and the incidence increases with age.  Nearly half of seniors will be diagnosed with toenail fungus.  
     

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  • Influencing Influenza – Is It Possible?

    Michelle Galen, MD Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    Every year, parents, school nurses and physicians dread flu season.  For most, influenza is an inconvenience characterized by missed work, a trip to the drug store and hours of daytime television.  However, for others, influenza can be deadly.  According to The World Health Organization, up to 500,000 people die every year from the flu.  

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  • How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Courtney Guerra, Deaconess Sleep Center
    We just “sprang forward,” giving us more daylight hours in the evening, but depriving us of an hour of sleep, and altering our sleep/wake schedule for several days. It’s times like this that we’re reminded that getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life.  Sleep is when our bodies repair, and inadequate sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain and depression.

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  • 10 Choices to Add Years to Your Life

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    People who follow a few simple steps to improve their health have less cancer and heart disease compared to other Americans, and their overall death rate is significantly reduced compared to other people under age 65. Here are ten choices you can make that will lead to a longer and healthier life:

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